Author Archives: Allan Sand

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 8 – roads which must not be followed

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At it’s most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from “The Art of War” is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

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Chapter 8 – Variation in tactics

There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, …

(If this is the first post you’ve seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 10 – five possible developments

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At it’s most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from “The Art of War” is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 10 – Attack by fire

In attacking with fire, one should be prepared to meet five possible developments …

(If this is the first post you’ve seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – Straight-in Shots (Advanced) Test Group

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Here is Today’s Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition – and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the 1 Ball on each of the the designated attempts for each layout in the Test Group.

This is the SIS (Advanced) Test Group, There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) – Group 4, Set 6

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This is today’s set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball – and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 3 speed.

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(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge – CB off OB Speed Control:, cross side (Advanced)

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today’s Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition – and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control (Advanced) Test Group . There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 9 – it is a lure

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At it’s most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from “The Art of War” is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 9 – Maneuvers

it is a lure. …

(If this is the first post you’ve seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool – Chapter 6 – neither time nor place

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At it’s most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from “The Art of War” is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 6 – Weakness and strength

But if neither time nor place be known, then the left wing will be impotent to succor the right, …

(If this is the first post you’ve seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 10, Set 9

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today’s set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball – and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 1 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) – Group 10, Set 10

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today’s set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball – and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:30, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(FAQ) Why do pool players love pool?

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There are may aspects and elements of this game that almost defy description and definition. There is such a variety of complexity, and difficulty to a seemingly simple playing field. Yet, people’s lives have become entangled in the effort to jubilantly demonstrate greater mastery of the battle field over your opponents. Continue reading